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  1. Patch Notes - Last Updated May 16, 2019 This post will be regularly updated as a quick reference for historical client/server changes and gameplay balances and fixes. Dates link to the relevant forum post. 05/16/19 GENERAL Halcyon has been renamed to Reunion (EU). For the next week each account will be given 20 transfer tokens every 3 days to allow for easier migration. The XP Boosters in Super Packs have been replaced with charges of the Experienced power (which grants Patrol XP). Moved the Respec Recipe from the Merit Vendor (formerly 50 Reward Merits) to P2W (10 million influence). Completing a Morality Mission now rewards 30 merits regardless of whether the player switched, reinforced, or double-reinforced their alignment. The costume change delay timer has been lowered to 15 seconds. CUSTOM XP RATES The base XP rate on all shards is now back to 100% (AE rewards still halved outside of Dev Choice content). You can now acquire +25%, +50%, and +100% XP boosters for free from the P2W Vendor (or the Transact 4 Victory vendor in Praetoria). These boosters will reduce your inf income by the same amount they boost your XP gain. The boosters last for 1 hour of in-game time, but you can acquire up to 8 hours at a time. The boosters stop working immediately at level 50 - Veteran Levels must be earned normally. The boosters can be deleted from the Powers window (right click > Delete Power). Please note that this is an experimental feature, it may be altered or removed without notice. POWERS Beta Decay (Tanker, Scrapper, Brute, Blaster): the "first target" 10% recharge buff should no longer erroneously stack for all foes in range. The 2.5% per target recharge buff will continue to stack as expected. Max recharge buff with 10 targets should be +35%. Beta Decay (Blaster): Will now require a target for it's "first target" 10% recharge buff to be applied. Bio Armor > Evolving Armor: Fixed a bug where the stacking portion of the buff was overlapping 50% of the time. Frost Bite: Fixed a bug with the damage scale for this power which caused it to heal targets. Paragon Police > Call for Backup: this power will no longer endlessly summon PPD reinforcements. It previously attempted to limit itself to 3 uses by doing weird things with Stealth which didn't work; it now uses the Meter attribute. AV Purple Triangles now provide protection against OnlyAffectsSelf. BUG FIXES The PPD in Kings Row will no longer infinitely multiply using the "Call for Backup" power. Patrol XP should now work again. It was not compatible with server-wide XP buffs. 05/09/19 Arenas Enabled Salvage Market seeded to keep costs down: 10K for common salvage, 100K for uncommon salvage, 1M for rare salvage, and 50K for a Brainstorm Idea 05/07/19 General All servers now set to +50% XP Boost There was an issue with Respecs granted from leveling badges; they were following the old limit of holding a maximum of 3 respecs at a time, which means you got the respec for levels 10, 20 and 30 but not 40 and 50. This should be fixed now Added free respec for all due to the cooldown issue and the level 40 badge not awarding a respec (may take a day or two to arrive) Fixed the infinite cooldown bug affecting some powers Tasks Arcs marked Developer's Choice in Architect Entertainment will no longer be affected by the Architect XP reduction (This is an experimental change, and may not work as expected - in the event of bugs, we’ll work on fixes) The minimum level for Positron TF Part 1 has been lowered to 8 Badges As the #badge-hoarders have noted, Echo: Faultline did not have any exploration badges. This patch fixes that oversight, returning three badges that were in the original Faultline zone before Issue 8 to Echo: Faultline, and adding 8 new exploration badges and a zone accolade Moved "Newsman", "Faultless Mystic" and "Apex" from Faultline to Echo: Faultline Added "Riveting", "Upcycled" and "Rock Bottom" to Faultline Added "Forsaken", "Pristine", "Claim Denied", "Spare Parts" and "Dug Too Deep" to Echo: Faultline Added "Epicenter", Echo: Faultline zone accolade. Added "Fashion Victim" for spending 50,000,000 inf on the tailor. Rewards a Free tailor token for your trouble 05/05/19 [*]Super Packs Added [*]XP Boosts adjusted for servers, on permanently until otherwise noted. [*]Character Shard Transfers enabled 05/01/19 Architect Entertainment -50% XP Nerf added to discourage farming missions from flooding the system. Weekday +50% XP Boost added on all servers to encourage players to spread out playtime away from weekends. Weekends on Everlasting and Indomitable will be set to +250% XP Boost Leveling Pacts disabled due to instability. Fixed scenario that allowed players to create Architect missions with enemies that actually healed you instead of damaging you. Fixed bug that caused players to receive multiple copies of the 15th Anniversary Badge reward 04/29/19 City Zones set to unload if empty, may cause slightly increased loading times when entering an empty zone. Players can now skip the login queue if reconnecting within 10 minutes of a previous disconnect. All logging for player information has been disabled 04/28/19 Indomitable and Everlasting shards added to the pool with +100% XP Boost Login Queue System enabled - Shards limited to 1,500 players 15th Anniversary badge added 04/28/19 Excelsior Shard added to the pool Read Here for Issue 25 Consolidated Patch notes for changes implemented prior to Homecoming launch
  2. Paragon City is Convulsing. Choking. Breaking under its own weight. Citizens in fear of the street. Only YOU can step up to the challenge and stop the forces of evil from taking over! We want to make sure everyone who wants to be a Hero, Villain, or one of those fifty gray shades in between can do so, so this guide here is going to lay out just how you can get yourself all set up for to play. First Steps Download the correct launcher for your operating system: Windows users download Tequila, the official launcher for CoH: Homecoming Mac users download Island Rum. (The next few following steps are the manual configuration needed for Windows users, so if you're playing on Mac, skip down to the section "Installing on Mac".) Installing on Windows Press ⊞-E (the Windows logo key and E at the same time) to open an Explorer window. You can also click the folder button on your toolbar (in Windows 8.1 and 10) or select "Computer" in the Start menu (Windows 7). Go to"This PC" (Windows 8.1/10) or "Computer" (Windows 7). Depending on your computer configuration, you will see one or more hard drives listed here. Make an installation folder for the game. You can place CoH anywhere that isn't a protected location on your hard drive like the Program Files or Users folders. If you don't know what that means and aren't sure where you can safely install the game, follow these steps: Double-click on the C drive to open it Click "New Folder" on the toolbar, or right-click in an empty space in the window and choose "New > Folder" Rename it to "Games" Open the "Games" folder Create a new folder inside "Games" and name it "CoH". This will be your installation folder Open the installation folder, drop Tequila inside and launch Tequila. Tequila will ask you to select an installation folder. Point it at the same place where you just put Tequila. If you followed the steps above, it'll be "C:/Games/CoH". Tequila will now start downloading the client files. The files are about 5 gigabytes, so this will take a little while. (That's all the steps you need for Windows. Skip to the "After Installation" section below.) Installing on Mac Move Island Rum to your Applications folder. Open Island Rum. In the file selection window that appears, press the Up button next to "Path:" until you see the name of your hard drive in the list on the left. Click your hard drive, then click Applications. Type "CoH" in the input box at the bottom, then click the Save button at the lower right. If Island Rum asks to install anything, click OK. Island Rum will begin processing the download list and downloading files. After Installation While you wait for Tequila or Island Rum to download the game files, make an account on these forums. Once you've verified your account, go to the game account page to create a username and password for the game. You'll use this username and password at the City of Heroes login screen. Once Tequila or Island Rum has finished downloading and verifying all the client files, make sure that the "manifest file" you're using is "http://patch.savecoh.com/manifest.xml". Changing the manifest may require a few additional files to be downloaded. In Tequila, this is listed underneath the Play button. If it's not the right manifest, click Options and add it to the list of manifests. In Island Rum, this is shown when you click Menu (the palm tree button) > Manifests. If it's not the right manifest, type in the correct one. Now you're ready to select "Homecoming" or "Homecoming (64-bit)" from the list on the left and click "Play"! If you're having trouble with any of these steps, check out these resources: Check the Help & Support forum here, including the "Install and Troubleshooting Guide" thread The CoH: Homecoming Discord server has a #setup-install-help channel The City Representative Network has a Help & FAQs section about configuring the client If all else fails, file a support ticket Go. Hunt. Kill Skuls.
  3. Folks, I know everyone wants to help, but just look at Star Trek: Axanar for what happens when money starts getting involved with someone else's IP, even if all you are doing is taking donations for your fan project or selling merchandise with no intent to profit. For right now the admin team has a handle on things, relax and enjoy the game :)
  4. Hey folks, please make a reply here if you have powers not recharging after the downtime and /sync, zoning, and relogging don't resolve the issue, the admins will take a look at it when they can, though hopefully the issue will resolve itself shortly :)
  5. Unfortunately this might be a database error issue due to the issues that cause the server to need a restart, I would say you'll need to either re-roll the toon or earn costume changes the old fashioned way, sorry.
  6. Some of the good folks doing volunteer tech support duty have put together a guide to getting in the game, the status of the projects, and many common problems that are encountered when trying to play. Please take a look here for a ton of helpful and frequently updated information. http://city-representative.network/coh/
  7. Hey folks, If you could please reply to this topic with your graphics card / gpu info and your experience with the game it will help us with diagnosis of problems and getting newcomers on-board, thank you! To get your OS Version info - Mac users look in the Apple Menu for About This Mac, Windows users can open a run box (Windows Key + R) and enter Winver and click OK. Needed info: Manufacturer: Model: Operating System and version: Does the game load (and error you get if not): Optional info you like: Driver Version: Monitor Resolution: Multi-monitor?: Graphics Preset Used: Overall experience (any stuttering, glitching, etc or smooth sailing): Any steps taken to resolve issues you encountered (both those that worked and those that didn't): Thank you again for taking the time to help your fellow heroes and villains!
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